State Board Report

November 2011

The public can now check on the license status of certified public accountants in 23 jurisdictions free-of-charge through, a Website launched by NASBA on October 24. The site is populated by official state regulatory data received from the State Boards of Accountancy. This type of database had been requested by NASBA committees and leaders for more than a decade, as an important service to the public who needs to get up-to-date access to CPA records across multiple jurisdictions. More states are being added to the database regularly, with the goal being to have information from all 55 State Boards of Accountancy on the database.

Underscoring NASBA’s goal to get all 55 Boards’ reporting in, President David A. Costello acknowledged: “With database platforms, data processes, privacy policies and freedom of information laws varying from state to state, it is quite an undertaking to synchronize all those various data feeds into one useful tool that can be available to help support the State Boards with public protection and enforcement efforts.”

Boards currently contributing information to the database are: AK, AL, AR, CA, CNMI, GA, IA, KS, KY, MD, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NV, NY, SC, SD, TN, TX, WA and WV.

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